My alternative diary

By chrisphoto

Mock Orange

I think our variety is Philadelphus virginalis. It has had an annual trim after flowering since we came here in 1978 and is now huge. Even now in its trimmed state it stands 10 feet tall with a similar spread. It’s base is about over 3 feet in circumference consisting of (we estimate) 80 stems. We are going to take cuttings and then see if we can propagate by division – this will all be later in the year. Today’s blip is a tiny growing tip taken with my macro lens and cropped to conform with Wide Angle Wednesday format, 3 being the base circumference, M being the start of its common name and H being horticulture.
It may also be one of the shoots from which we can take cuttings later in the year.

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